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The Center develops and shares knowledge about the linkages between macroeconomic policies, and economic and social rights to better influence global and national policies, and strengthen capacities for women’s global leadership and gender equality.

  • Gender, Macroeconomic Policy and the Human Rights Approach to Social Protection (2013)
    By Balakrishnan, R. & Thomas, S. Chapter in Shirin M. Rai and Georgina Waylen (eds) New Frontiers in Feminist Political Economy, Routledge, 2013.
  • Macro Policy and the MDGs (2013)
    By Balakrishnan, R. Paper presented at expert group meeting on structural and policy constraints in achieving the MDGs for women and girls.
  • Macroeconomics and the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation (2011)
    By Bisnath, S. This report is the culmination of a two-day experts meeting, “Macroeconomics and the Rights to Water and Sanitation,” designed to contribute to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation’s work on gender equality and macroeconomics.
  • Maximum Available Resources & Human Rights: Analytical Report (2011)
    By Balakrishnan, R., Elson, E., Heintz, J. & Lusiani, N. This report highlights numerous questions and issues which could be raised in the context of evaluating whether a state is using the maximum resources available for the fulfillment of economic and social rights.
  • The Right to Food, Gender Equality and Economic Policy (2011)
    By Spieldoch, A. Edited by Bisnath, S. This report is the culmination of a two-day experts meeting, “The Right to Food, Gender Equality and Economic Policy,” which was held at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, highlighting the contribution to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food’s work on gender equality.
  • The Economic Crisis is a Human Rights Issue (2008)
    By Balakrishnan, R. & Elson, D. This article discusses the obligations governments have to respect, protect and fulfill human rights, which include the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to housing, and the right to education.

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